Surgical outcomes of conventional laparoscopic and robotic-assisted hysterectomy

Georgios Gitas*, Ibrahim Alkatout, Louisa Proppe, Nele Werner, Achim Rody, Lars Hanker, George Pados, Damaris Freytag, Soteris Sommer, Sascha Baum

*Corresponding author for this work


Introduction: The aim of the present study was to compare surgical outcomes of total laparoscopic hysterectomy with those of the robotic approach using the da Vinci Xi system. Methods: Patients who underwent hysterectomy with da Vinci Xi for early endometrial cancer or benign indications from 2018 to 2019 were selected. The control group consisted of patients who underwent conventional laparoscopy. Results: A total of 300 patients were included in the study. The mean duration of surgery differed significantly (p = 0.025) between those who underwent laparoscopy (125.01 ± 76.168) and robotic-assisted surgery (142.96 ± 82.657 min). Blood loss, median hospital stay, intraoperative and postoperative complications were similar in both groups. No statistical difference was observed in the subgroups with a body mass index of more than 30 kg/m2 or more than 40 kg/m2 concerning the duration of surgery or the surgical outcome. Conclusion: The da Vinci Xi did not improve surgical outcomes in patients who underwent hysterectomy by trained laparoscopists and takes more time than conventional laparoscopy when performed in patients of normal weight.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2225
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)e2225
Publication statusPublished - 06.2021

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)
  • Centers: University Cancer Center Schleswig-Holstein (UCCSH)


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